Brexit: EU, UK Prepare for New Chapter in Bilateral Relationship

Volume
21,
Number
11
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30 March 2017
30 March 2017
UK Prime Minister Theresa May officially triggered “Article 50” – the legal provision necessary to begin the Brexit negotiations – on Wednesday 29 March, kicking off the next phase in the EU-UK relationship. The UK premier signed the relevant letter the night before, with her ambassador submitting...
30 March 2017
US President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday 28 March targeting a series of Obama-era environmental actions, arguing that this will facilitate a move toward energy independence and shore up domestic economic growth. The document , signed at the headquarters of the Environmental...
30 March 2017
A continued disagreement among governments over who should chair the WTO’s farm trade negotiations overshadowed talks in the global trade body’s regular committee on agriculture this week, sources said. New Zealand Ambassador Vangelis Vitalis, who was appointed to chair the farm trade talks in...
30 March 2017
In official visits to Australia and New Zealand over the past week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with government and business leaders to discuss economic ties and cooperation, while outlining plans with his counterparts to begin upgrading their existing free trade agreements (FTAs) this year...
30 March 2017
The past fortnight has seen several WTO disputes advance to their next stages, including with the establishment of panels in cases involving renewable energy and goods in transit, respectively. Meanwhile, the compliance panels in the long-running dispute on dolphin-safe tuna labels broadcast their...
30 March 2017
The global steel sector has lately seen a “modest recovery,” while trade frictions remain worryingly high, according to the chair of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) Steel Committee following a meeting in Paris late last week. “Conditions in the world steel market...
30 March 2017
Negotiators meeting to advance a planned EU-Mercosur Association Agreement, including a free trade deal, finished their 27 th round of talks last Friday in Buenos Aires, Argentina. In a joint communiqué issued on 27 March, officials said that they have made significant headway in the three key...
30 March 2017
Coming Soon 31 March, London, UK. RUSSIA’S USE OF ECONOMIC INSTRUMENTS IN ITS NEIGHBOURHOOD. This Chatham House event will feature as its guest speaker Nikita Lomagin, a professor at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. The event will discuss Moscow’s use of economic instruments in...
30 March 2017
TRADE ELEMENTS IN COUNTRIES’ CLIMATE CONTRIBUTIONS UNDRER THE PARIS AGREEMENT. By Clara Brandi for the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ICTSD) (March 2017). This paper analyses countries’ nationally determined contributions (NDCs) under the UN’s Paris Agreement on climate...